The Straits Times
Published on Sep 20, 2012

Construction and services top Singapore growth list

Manufacturing, finance, wholesale still growing but at slower rates


Companies in the construction and service sectors dominate the list of Singapore's 50 fastest growing firms, displacing the traditional leaders in manufacturing, finance and wholesale.

This big change in the league table of the best-performing companies marks the rise of two new pillars of the economy, said DP Information Group, a provider of business and credit information which compiles the rankings.

In just five years, the number of service industry firms listed has surged from one to 10 while there are now five construction companies, up from two. It is a different picture for wholesale, finance and manufacturing, which saw their representation in the top 50 fall.

There are now only five manufacturing firms on the list, down from 12 five years ago, while the number of wholesale firms dipped from 19 to 15.